A Christmas Day ice storm continues to keep portions of western North Carolina in the dark.
Progress Energy reported that more than 2,000 customers in eastern Buncombe County were without power Sunday morning following an ice storm Friday.
Spokeswoman Martha Thompson said that at the peak of the storm Friday, there were more than 12,250 Progress Energy customers without power in western North Carolina.
In northwestern North Carolina, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. said massive damage from fallen trees, downed power lines and broken utility poles due to the ice storm will lead to power outages in the mountains into Tuesday. Blue Ridge Electric has an additional 107 line technicians assisting its crews as more than 10,000 of its customers remained without power Sunday morning.